This is serious. Even better than the 2018, and the most gorgeous drop, with prodigious length and some serious va-va-voom. Toasted hazelnuts and baked grains, a hint of spearmint and smoky, pithy palate, with a flavour that carries on and on. Vines here are 60-90 years old, with a high ratio of clay-marl to limestone. Astonishingly classy, with a long life ahead.
Domaine Henri et Gilles Buisson is a sensational producer. They are most definitely a feather in our cap. We don’t come across producers like this often, that aren't already being imported to the UK. In fact, it would be just a few like this in a lifetime, such is the quality of terroir they have, but more importantly what they’re doing with it. The Sous La Velle is one of 4 lieu-dits made by the Buisson brothers, each as good as the last.
FROM THE PRESS
“5 star wine. Pale lemon and lime with a deliberate reduction plus a slightly more ample white fruit. Flint stones and peanuts on the nose for Fred Buisson! This mildest of reductions really tightens the wine up with an excellent crystalline backbone, lime fresh finish yet the fruit is clearly ripe. Astonishingly good. Complex ripe citrus fruit. The product of old vines on clay. ”Jasper Morris MW, Inside Burgundy